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a kid's meal. see offer for details. >> tonight outpouring of grief in sandy hook connecticut. memorandum to last week school shooting continues to grow even that the late hour. good evening i'm dan ashley. >> i'm carry written johnson. begin with the latest information coming out of newtown, connecticut. students in the newtown school district will return to classes tomorrow. they took monday off to mourn the 20 children and 6 adults killed at sandy hook elementary on friday. all schools in the district will have increased security. investigators have not yet said what sparked the shooting ramp page. they did tell reporters 2 female employee shot friday survive. investigators previously said there was just one wounded survivor. funerals are scheduled all week for those who lost their lives in the attack. earlier today service marking the passing of 6-year-old the and twin sister in another classroom during the shooting. she survived. >> second funeral today was held for another young victim another child just 6 years old. laura is live from sandy hook where jack pnt
. they are the young people of sandy hook who committed themselves to keeping all of the tiny flames burning. even as the cold, connecticut rains keep snuffing them out. >> i am just lighting candles since they are all going out with the rain to keep the spirit out and alive and going. >> while the public memorial grows, the private funeral services continue for all of those killed in sandy hook in agonizing succession. >> it is deep sadness with intense love at the same time. it tears you to the very fabric of your being. >> at saint rose of lima catholic church in newtown, back to back funerals for six-year-olds. first a service for james mattioli, and then two hours later the tiny white casket of his schoolmate jessica rikos. and except for sandy hook students, most others in newtown returned to classes. some parents were anxious. >> as a parent who send their children to school, we want to see them back. we want them to come back home. we wanted to hold them and hug them and love them, and we want them to come back home at the end of the day. >> in neighboring monroe preparations are underway
threats. this comes as students head back class for the first time since the sandy hook tragedy. katie marzullo is live with new details. >> reporter: >> reporter: you could call adam lanza's murder of his mother overkill he shot her four tiles in the head she was fund in her pajamas in dead. adam was diagnosed with as spergers looking into -- asperger's looking into whether he was correctly diagnosed. as one funeral ended another began. families exchanged condolences as one left and the other arrived. 6-year-old james loved math and recess. james said he didn't want presents for christmas he just wanted money to buy his grandfather a new coffee mug. 6-year-old jessica horses and was anxiously awaiting her 10th birthday when her parents said she could have one. >> i can comprehend it. i was with migrant children this past weekend. my heart goes out. >> reporter: students charlotte and daniel and vicki g buried today. in the end 26 funerals from sandy hook. district officials reopened all schools except the elementary school. officials and volunteers are fixing a vacant campus in neighb
the country from sandy hook and shaking up national debate on gun control that was intractable until now. nra is breaking its silence. 4 days after the connecticut school shooting. in a statement the group says the members were quote shocked, sad and heart broken by the news. the group also pledged to quote help make sure this never happens again. more coming apparently from the nra. >>> plus body blow to the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. as today one power ful hedge fund in california with ties to newtown said it's time for action. all this as president obama signals how far he will go to reign in assault weapons. 2020 anchor chris cuomo begins our coverag coverage. >> each body buried calls for change. white house voicing support for new gun law and renewal of the assault weapon ban. weapons that fire bullet in rapid succession with each pull of the trigger. the business community also proving to be potential catalyst. investment manager announcing the sale of the stake in the biggest maker of assault rifle rifles. what prompted the move may instructive. union represen
the sandy hook elementary ask full of kids concerned about christmas. then at 9:40 am shots rang out. >> all units the individual that i have on the phone continuing to hear what he believes to be gunfire. >>reporter: inside little kids are under attack. >> heard this racket at our classroom. >>reporter: horrible things happening. teachers make sure they are safe and then do the unimaginable. >> what did the teacher do the then. >> she read us some books and we talked about things and played little games in there. >>reporter: did you hear any more bad noises. >> yes. >>reporter: teacher calm matched by a storm of police activity. word of 2 shatters spark searches of the surrounding area. children are rushed out of the school single file hand in hand eyes squeezed shut. >> we got in a line and we had to close our eyes. >> how did you find your way without your eyes closed. >> we all put our hands on other people shoulder and then our teacher hold the first person hand and she led us out. >> indicate okay. complete chaos nobody knew where anybody was. 0mob scene of children and police
on friday. back to you. >> much more to come for you this thursday night starting with the cold. sandy is here with the weather. >> yes. cold enough we have frost advisory going up. show you where. how cold and when the rain will get into the forecast. weekend weather is coming up. >> all right thanks sandy. also tonight the one type of tobacco use that is on the rise among california teenagers and the biggest reason why. >> bay area start up that takes the concept of playing house to whole other level. build it yourself doll house that comes with circuit motor and next generation building blocks. >> also tonight. major retailer goes money ball.so can man who helped run the oakland a's now help inspire a winning [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and dessert will surely shine. make it a grand finale with starbucks just $6.99. turns out this season less is really so much more. so make you
and sandy hook school may never reopen. president obama and key senators begin a serious push to reduce gun violence across the country. as you well know an outpouring of support for the people in newtown. this morning a los angeles man bought coffee for folks going that the town general store. laura anthony is in newtown, connecticut tonight and begins our coverage. >> glimmer of good news in all the bad that came out of sandy hook these past three days. 2 survivors not one after the rampage of the school friday morning. they were 2 women both shot in the lower extremity both treated and release from local hospitals. men time satellite police say they will continue their exhaustive investigation of the 2 crime scenes. trace the origin of the guns adam lanza used to kill so many. even though he and the others are gone. >> we are going to do everything that it takes to ensure that we uncover every bit of evidence we examine every facet of it and conduct as many interview with everyone we need to do to paint a clear picture. >>reporter: at the same time process of burying all those who
a scene of horror. a gunman identified as adam lanza barged into sandy hook elementary school and begin shooting. >> complete chaos. >> teachers rushed to sheppard the yuck children to safety. they were told to close their eyes on the way out. >> we all put our hands on other people's shourdz and teacher led the first person's hand and lead us out. >> one spoke exclusively to diane sawyer. >> i need to know i love you all very much. it's going to be okay because that was the last thing i would have hear. >> all eints the individual i have on the phone continues to believe what he hears is gunfire. >> a small arm swarmed the school but not before the gunman took his toll. >> all afternoon desperate parents converged. some took their children away and others went away with unimaginable grief the victims were remembered at a candlelight vigil in newtown. similar prayer services are going on all over the country with people paying their respects to the fallen what is a true national tragedy. >> dan: tonight we are learning more about him. he was an honor student in high school. he did not a
says it is prepared to make meaningful contributions so tragedies like sandy hook never happen again. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> today several more funerals will take place, following the massacre, including one for teacher victoria soto, the 27-year-old died while trying to hide her students. the chief medical examiner is taking another approach to could having clues about the shooting of the law enforcement is hoping a gwinnettist can provide answers into the behind -- a againist can provide answers into the mine. again man. laura anthony will have a report tonight at 5. you can sign up for our breaking news alerts at abc7news.com. >>> traffic is moving slowly once again on i-5 this morning after a massive chain reaction crash near the oregon border north of yreka near the town of hornbrook. the freeway was shutdown all night, up to 60 cars and trucks were involved, 16 were hurt, eight taken to the hospital, chp says the mess was caused by black ice and people driving too fast. >> this morning we didn't have black ice although i was cold enough. >>> we had thick frost this morn
in the classroom. >> if someone comes in to hurt my little ones, they are killed. >> reporter: sandy hook students will not go back to class until after winter break a former sandy hook principal is coming out of retirement to head the school. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >> stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school tragedy in newtown. tonight a special edition of nightline a day in the life of the american gun the stories behind guns used by police, gun enthusiasts and criminals right after the abc7 news at 11. >>> some parts of the bay area woke up to freezing temperatures. >> this was sent in by someone who woke up to a frozen fountain in danville, that's ice. >> right now more rain on the way. meteorologist mike nicco joins us live. >>> here we go, good morning, cloud cover, high clouds coming in radar returns showing up on live doppler as it peers into the clouds still undercut by the dry air that brought chilly temperatures this morning. ukiah reported light rain last hour, you have to go to boonville to get a 10th of an inch in the coast and mountains. radar returns are light
-old was laid to rest. she was one of 20 students shot and killed at sandy hook elementary. with christmas days away, newtown has become so inundated with toys, people are being asked to do charity alable work instead or make a donation in the victim's name. >> a tribute for the victims and protest against gun laws in san francisco. protestors dressed in black laid down for 20 minutes. organizers then read the names of the victims. members of the brady campaign to end violence are asking for strict are gun laws. >> 28-year-old brian trevera was killed as he tried to arrest a prison escapee in the sunny vale district. russ ran to a qarj and o martin street. when police moved in police opened fire. he died the next day. >>> berkeley police have a warning tonight about a tactic used by cellphone thieves. there have been several reports of cellphone thefts where the suspect claims to have an emergency and asking to borrow a phone. he grabs the phone and take off. don't lend your phone to strangers and don't talk alone when you are outside. >> early voting results as egyptians voted on their constit
more big storm we have to contend w.let's get right to sandy tracking it all open live doppler 7 hd. live doppler 7 hd we see the rainfall intensity picking up again so show you where the showers are. first we go to the north bay where they have been coming in and just redeveloping very quickly. i take you down to street level here around guerneville and russian river to forgetville. river road sweetwater springs road we get some moderate to heavy rainfall right now and as we pan around to other parts of the bay area you can see here glen ellen warm springs road we have some showers out towards napa road. check this out around nap a.you can see how quickly this is all developing and moving. old sonoma road getting a heavy downpour. in the east bay we go through street out to albany berkeley dwight avenue lighter rainfall but we have some moderate rain showing up here so we are watching that for you. few scattered showers and other parts of the bay area mainly the peninsula south bay rainfall total have been excessive in some of our hills. almost 9 inches of rain in the santa c
the santa clara county building for a community vigil honoring those killed inked sandy hook elementary shooting. >> we are 3000 miles away but we understand our own children are vulnerable and neighbors. >>reporter: county supervisor hosted event that began with a moment of silence. >> the fear starts to go away when we begin to convene people, to unify people around a common cause and non-violence is the ultimate common cause that. >> cause inspired seventh grader an that to speak at the vigil. >> i think we all realize there's a major problem in the united states. >>reporter: at just 12 years old she joined the debate over gun control. >> the idea that guns don't kill people that people kill people is only an excuse. >>reporter: she wants to prevent tragedy lake the sandy hook shooting from ever happening again. 10-year-old nick a agrees he came to show his respect for the victims. >> i feel in bad for all the people that got killed by the gunman and i just wanted to say what i felt because i'm about their able. >>reporter: so he wrote a message to the family and placed it on t
it out. >>reporter: atmosphere changed drastically since the sandy hook tragedy and now the school emphasizing the policy that life learning academy takes zero tolerance approach to veils, threat of violence and can result in dismissal from the school. >> i feel in like they overreacted. >>reporter: why. >> because my daughter doesn't have a history of violence. she didn't threaten nebraska. at any time threaten herself. simply said she understood why. >>reporter: courtney says the poem are therapeutic way of expression herself but now it's up to the san francisco unified school district to decide if the poem is a form of art or a genuine threat to the safety of courtney fellow students. >> i spoke with the principal from the academy tonight and she would need to contact a district official and call me back. courtney mother is expecting to hear from the school district when school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran l
long island, new york, where he has been helping homeowners recover from superstorm sandy. >> started looking at the weather and hearing reports of something big coming in. i got on the plane and came in the evening before the storm, the first one and ever since then it has been nonstop. >> he tells us that he will return to storm-ravaged long island on thursday, but says he will return to northern california when the next big storm hits. we are live in lark sture where it is -- larkspur where it is raining pretty heavy. abc news. >> thanks very much. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road tomorrow. a section of the road collapsed after the recent storms. one reason it is critical to get this thing fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. l
records today but that will be changing. of sandy is here now with a look at live copler 7 hd. sandhya. >> on live doppler 7 hd clear skies except for a few patches of fog in the valley. visibility is dropping in santa rosa right now point 2 miles so fog pretty thick. that's the case for the morning commute. patches of dense fog. temperatures right now as you can see low 40's to the mid 50's. another chilly night ahead. grab a sweater or jacket. the high for today. 72 in downtown oakland. broke previous record of 68. skype in mountain view was a tie and oakland airport tied the previous record coming in at 71 degrees in you can say farewel farewell. to this mild to warm weather. we have rain coming. possibly snow here. we may even talking about some hail. back with the timing of the next cold storm in a few minutes. >> okay thanks. >> pleasant hill investigate yet another miami bomb incident. a parent spotted the device outside the office at pleasanton elementary school at 1:00 o'clock. classes had been dismissed but police put the school on lock down as precaution on friday
. sandy is here with the forecast. >> cold frosty tonight as we look at this. high clouds approaching. radar on mount saint helena track ago few drops as we head into tomorrow morning. right now you can see the chill in the air. 33 in nap a.close to freezing already in fairfield. 34. 35 in santa rosa. i just updated these so i thought would i shawr them with you. another frosty morning inland. chance of light rape tomorrow. more rain in the forecast for the weekend but don't cancel your plans. not going to be that bad. morning low down toly the santa rosa. 32 napa livermore. freezing cold around vallejo. close to that 35. 33 in con cor. 38 for palo alto. 39 san mateo o. make sure you have at least a coat or jacket even gloves would come in handy and kids have the jack thaet would be good. here's the next front. bring us a chance of light rain for your friday. but as we look at computer animation in a moment you will see what will happen. series of storms are setting up over the pacific over the next 7 days but this really doesn't mean a complete wash-out over the next
sandy hook elementary. in san francisco city sper organized a vigil. it was the corner of silver avenue and mission street. speakers talked about workers together to bring about peace and addressing the issue with people with w mental health needs. a previously scheduled gun buy-back program, hundreds of guns were bought by oakland and san francisco police. >> michelle who did not want to give her last name was more than 200 people willing to sell their guns to san francisco police many who waited in long line were brought here by the tragedy. mass murder of 20 children in connecticut. >> is that why you brought the gun? >> absolutely. i never thought about getting rid of them before. >> a vietnam vet and had he and his wife sobbed hearing the news. jan turning her gun in so it could never take a life. >> if this is something that might hurt somebody some day, i would feel terrible about that. >> the gun buy-back was funded by an anonymous donor. they in turn contacted the boys club here in san francisco. dr. joseph marshall turns show that community thinks something about gun violence.
on tiny sandy hook, connecticut. the town is now in shock, numb to the reality that he took so much, 27 people from one small place. >> i walks up and down you shiver. >> sadness. disbelief. >> at the entrance to the school, a sign that says visitors welcome, there stands 27 christmas trees for each victim. decorated for the upcoming holiday including stuffed manages for all those lost here. >> brought stuffed animals and she left them behind. >> why did you want to do that? there were many children to come to pay their respects like parents struggling to fully grasp what happened here. >> i feel really bad for those people. down the road local high school students and recent graduates have set up a table collected donations for the families of the victims, families where many of them know. >> you know, you don't speak about it and nod and you understand within that nod, you recognize that what you are going through the same thing and same pains. >> how does this community move on? >> i'm not sure that they can. this will be forever. i don't even have the words to explain it. >> tomorro
. >>> this morning, we're hearing a new story of survival. sandy hook school nurse is talking for the first time about the moment when she said she knew something terrible was happening. in an exclusive interview she said she heard loud upcoming noises and hid under her compute desk. >> i could see him from the knees down. >> right in front of you? >> 20 feet away, his boots were facing my desk and then he turned around walked out. i heard the door close. >> she and the school secretary called 911 and stay lid en for almost four hours. they were petrified and didn't know how many shooters there were. >> there is are in details about the gunman. a spokesman says lanza took classes there when she was just 16 even earning some a's but eventually dropping out. faculty member he suffered a condition where he physically felt no pain. >> if he cut himself or hurt himself he would not know it or feel it. >> he would have periods of times when he would withdraw entirely onto himself. >> richard says lanza had several disorders and was seeing the school psychologist. the but were worried that he could be
. paul simon is a friend of soto's family and he sang one of her favorite songs. sandy hook survivors will return to school in january, but at a different school. crews are decorating their classrooms to look like their old school. >>> the president called on congress to work on an assault weapons ban. he plans to released new policy proposals to reduce gun violence. >> the fact that this problem is complex can no longer be an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we can't prevent every act of violence doesn't mean we president cay steadily steadily -- does president mean we can't steadily reduce the violence. >> they will give the recommendation in january. >> the mourners received support from a sikh congress tbraw gages in -- congregation in fairfield. after a vigil thisy discussed issues such as guns and mental health. they also invited people of all religions to join them and further the conversation. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the school shooting tragedy in newtown, connecticut. we will sign up for the breaking news alert on abc7 news.com. >>> a lawsuit has
rings in all, one for each of the 26 victims killed inside sandy hook elementary. the moment of silence was held 9:30 this morning when the gunman began his rampage in the school one week ago killing six adults and 20 children. the remembrance of the victims extended to the white house. president obama honored the moment of silence behind closed doors. he sent out a tweet beforehand that says: 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults, together we will carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. earlier today, the president released a video responding to an online petition signed by more than 400,000 asking for an immediate introduction of gun control legislation in congress. >> the president: i wanted to take a minute to respond and let you know, we hear you. >> reporter: for the first time since the shooting the nra hold a news conference. the group did not promise any changes to its policies. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> reporter: two protesters briefly stopped the event. >> nra stop killing our children! >> reporter:
time in a week. >> all we need. another system on its way and sandy is tracking the next system as it moves in. >> let me show you live doppler 7 h d.we have some very light returns around ukiah. we have our own doppler on mount saint helena tracking the system for you. as i take you in a little bit closer here very light rain like i said around ukiah. around highway 2 53. old river road as we look across other parts of the bay area fish rock road very light returns just east of point arena and we'll continue to see the development of some rainfall. 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. north bay is where the light rain is falling. 7:00 a.m. still in the north bay this is look at the morning 9:00 a.m. still in the north bay but that will be changing as we head into 11:00 a.m. a little more wide spread to the north and as we lack terrain fall percent of normal the last 3 storms wished us well above average. santa rose 178 percent of normal. san francisco 160. oakland 153 and san jose 129 even surrounding areas you could i a-sacramento, well above normal for this time of year with more r
than 200 listened for the need of prayer and looking for answers. >> a wreath in memory of sandy hook elementary was hung and names read aloud. those i spoke with they don't know the victims but it made them feel spiritedly connected. they were here to heal. >> encouragement to the family of those that lost their loved ones. just to know that god is still the head of our lives and faith does help us to put through our faith and that is why we came today. ♪ ♪ >> students from the catholic school not much older than the victims themselves, sang silent night, hoping that the theme and words will do just that to a community still feeling pain. ♪ >> nick smith, "abc 7 news." >> sales of bulletproof backpacks and body armor for children are now said to be soaring following the connecticut massacre. backpacks are lined with koevlar material. one business tells mother jones.com they have tripled their sales. if the website has crashed moi7 times because there are so many interested people. >> with chilling detail an investigation points to systemic failures that led to the terrorist att
assisting hurricane sandy victims has come back here to help even as mr. rain approaches. and the city secret eyewitness san francisco has new crime fighting tool and you are in vaited to take part. what was this guy doing? those stories and more coming up on 7 news at 11:00 over on channel 7. hope you can join us then. raider fans showing us the team pride as we move cholesterol tore raider day on abc 7 this morning. that's national syndicated radio host jt the britton the far right with members of the raider nation. raiders day begins tomorrow. special pre-game edition of news at 6:30 and really get going thursday with sports director larry hosting special raider pre-game show that storts at 4. raiders great kennedy and woodson join him for that at 5. coverage of the denver oakland game begins live from the calcium once the game ends larry lincoln and rod return with after the game. kind of big day for us on abc 7. a lot of fun to see on air playing football 8. lot of larry in there. he's very gi heard. >> royalty. l highlights so far perfect off season for the giants and
, corrina abc 7 news. >>> nice to see that young man smile. great story. >> experience is off. sandy is here and she has stuff to talk about tonight on live doppler 7 hd. >> radar on mt. st. helens that picking up lightning strike off the coast and so it may get intense in the next couple hours. certainly going into the early morning hours live look right now from high definition sutro camera. we have some rain out there. it's not everywhere. but the thing i'm concerned about is the lightning. let's check out live doppler 7 hd writ now and the last time i saw this happen where numerous lightning strike were showing up off the coast we saw many of those thunderstorms roll on shore so i'm just giving awe warning in the next couple hours. the strike here could result in thunderstorms overland and these strikes right here are just about 109 miles away from the coast line. i am watching them for you and you should be careful out there. now the rainfall at this point is moderate to heavy just northwest of healed burg in the hills there. east bay community we are getting some moder
of blows including blizzards and hurricane sandy. major events that can keep shoppers away. the bay area was spared disasters and was boosted by good economic news. higher median home prices and low unemployment. >> i would anticipate that certainly the bay area retail sales will be significantly above the national average. >> reporter: the executive director of santa clara university retail management institute. with national numbers showing the slowest growth in four years retail chains may pull back plans to expand. could impact hiring. retailers like consumers are also waiting to see if washington can resolve the impasse on a tax and budget plan. >> when there is that uncertainty they will be more are conservative in investments and inventory and new store growth. we are certainly going to have indications of what direction we are going i would think in the next few weeks. hopefully in the next few days. >> reporter: uncertainty among retailers can have a ripple effect on other sectors of the economy. next month is when toymakers for example start hawking new lines for next christmas
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